manifests itself within his process, and gathering from his myriad travels and
connections - he has created something that is both familial and engaging.
His new tunes are a stunning collection of songs that traverse borders and genres. “It
took me leaving my comfort zone, buying (and living) in a van to find myself again” he
laughs. “My songs reflect that - and reflect that recharge that I needed. Not only in my
artistic life, but in my personal life as well.” It was then that he decided to take a chance
and left his home province of Quebec for the sunny shores of Malibu, California. The
beach provided solace, a new outlet, and new innovative partners with whom he began
His new single “Keeping Me Alive” was the first song he wrote with his new
collaborators, Brian Howes (Mother Mother / Boys Like Girls) and Jay Van
Poederooyen (Faber Drive / Airbourne), and it sums up his restorative experience
perfectly. The honesty, the propelling beat - all confirm that Roy is now in a state where
he is constantly pushing himself forward and trying to better his craft. It showcases his
strength as a solo artist and how far he’s grown in his musical career. “I would say that
this entire experience has cemented my faith in music. The healing power of it, and the
need for me to do this my entire life.